• 20 May 2015 at 12:05 #1015

    Would like to hear from fellow ADer’s who served in Vietnam.

    20 May 2015 at 23:55 #1023
    Spike Eskins

    Stephen, I was a helicopter pilot in the US Army’s 195th AHC. In 1969 we ran some missions with the Australian’s somewhere south of Saigon. The old memory banks are getting pretty dim nowadays. Anyway, my unit was pretty unique in that we flew camouflage Hueys. Were you involved in those missions?

    The only thing I remember is a conversation about us (Warrant Officers) being in the officer club at that base because that was an enlisted rank in the Australian Army. My best guess is we were sharing some of our techniques or equipment we were using to support the MACvSOG cross boarder operations.

    21 May 2015 at 16:58 #1028

    Sorry Spike┬ábut no I wasn’t part of those missions, all my work was with the Chinooks, US ones because Australia didn’t have them at the time, the one that crashed was Geronimo 64-13161, from the 205 ASHC . We also worked with the Muleskinners and Blackharks. We occasionally had a visit from the Huey Gunslingers, who came down to Nui Dat to grad a pallet of Aussie beer for the boys.


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